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Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

It's Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature
Narrated by: Peter Scazzero
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)
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Summary

Peter Scazzero learned the hard way: you can't be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Even though he was a pastor of a growing church, he did what most people do: 

  • Avoid conflict in the name of Christianity 
  • Ignore his anger, sadness, and fear 
  • Use God to run from God 
  • Live without boundaries 

Eventually God awakened him to a biblical integration of emotional health, a relationship with Jesus, and the classic practices of contemplative spirituality. It created nothing short of a spiritual revolution, utterly transforming him and his church. 

In this best-selling book, Scazzero outlines his journey and the signs of emotionally unhealthy spirituality. Then he provides seven biblical, reality-tested ways to break through to the revolutionary life Christ meant for you. "The combination of emotional health and contemplative spirituality," he says, "Unleashes the Holy Spirit inside us so that we might experientially know the power of an authentic life in Christ." 

©2014 Peter Scazzero (P)2015 Zondervan

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-02-17

Great content, read it on paper instead

This is the missing manual for modern American Christianity. It breaks through the chains of false identity placed on primarily rural, conservative Christians and explains how spiritual maturity and emotional health are inseparable.

You can't love your neighbor if you can't break through your emotional and relational baggage to actually love well.

That said, I'd recommend the paperback version of this content for two reasons:
1. You will probably want to easily refer back to certain lists and major points.
2. The author and reader has a persistent narrative tick: he actually enunciates every single question mark in the entire book as "quote" ... "end quote", instead of simply narrating each quoted phrase with the appropriate nuance. That no one caught and coached him on this during the recording process can only mean that it was an intentional aspect of the material: you have reached emotionally healthy spirituality when you no longer want to strangle the speaker for saying "quote" ... "end quote" over. and over. and over. and over again. ;-P

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  • Christen
  • 04-11-16

Quote/end quote

The amount of times the narrator says "quote" and "end quote" is enough to drive you bananas!! VERY distracting!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-17

quote-endquote

I loved the content for sure, but the constant "quote, end-quote" was distracting. Otherwise, a good book.

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  • Sharon
  • 18-10-17

Highly Recommended

This book provided great insight and lessons in applying God's word to my emotional health and spirituality. It has challenged by theological perspective and addressed areas of concern regarding my emotions. It has become a part of my life plan.

Sharon, MD

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  • Delroy A. Brooks
  • 19-12-15

Good, but . . . .

Is there anything you would change about this book?

There are a few things that I disagreed with based on his usage of Scripture in the Sabbath chapter.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the practical nature with which he was able to bring each of the issues presented to life.

Which character – as performed by Peter Scazzero – was your favorite?

There was no favorite character, but I did enjoy the authenticity of his wife.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I'm not sure how good of a movie it would be, but it would be interesting.

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  • KKG Girl
  • 21-02-19

Now Breathe

Life challenges leave us scared, finally a way through and out of the past. Now breathe...

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  • Tiffany Hunter
  • 08-01-19

Great Book!

Loved the content of this book! It was extremely helpful for diving into the differences between spiritual and emotional health! I gave 2 stars on performance because the narration was monotone.

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  • Natasha
  • 01-01-19

yes!

most helpful book I've heard in a long long time. filled with practical widom for truly maturing in your relationship with Jesus...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-12-18

life changing.

I read this book in a matter of 10 weeks with a group of woman and it helped absorb the study. I am a 44 yo nany Christian as i dubbed myself and this book is life changing. I wish I read this in my twenties.

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  • Kyesha Turner
  • 22-10-18

Excellent Book. Going To Read It Again.

Loved it. This book changed my perspetive on spiritual health and helped me develop a healthier spiritual life and challenged me to a deeper relationship with God.